Crain’s New York Business Magazine

[Baby Talk in Mandarin: New York families think global, seek Chinese nannies]
Clifford Greenhouse, president of the Pavillion Agency…says he receives dozens of calls from job seekers in China whom he has to turn away because they are not already landed immigrants. Instead, he resorts to ads in Chinese papers here and word-of-mouth references to find documented Mandarin-speaking au pairs. “I’m receiving about 50 requests a year, and if I’m filling 10% of them I’m happy,” says Mr. Greenhouse. He adds that a qualified Mandarin speaker who knows English, has experience with child care and is documented is such a rare commodity that she would have her pick of 10 families.